Another DLNA Pup this time based on BarryK’s Quirky Xerus64 8.0 that was released in April 2016. The kernel is 4.4.7 with nothing removed from the base Pup but much added including in addition to the items listed below, extra firmware and 18 utilities.
Initial install is to an 8GB USB2/3 stick if the true capacity of the stick is sufficient. If it is not, a larger stick must be used. Subsequent transfer to a HDD/SSD is possible if required.
Main Additional Apps:
• Google-Chrome-Stable 64-bit (51.0.2704.106) together with latest utility to update it. (NB Existing version must first be uninstalled using QPM before using the "Get Latest Chrome Version" utility to update)
• Firefox - 47.0.1 & Thunderbird - 45.1.1 (Both on release channels for simple updating)
• VLC 2.2.2 (Weatherwax)
• Kodi 15.2 plus various add-ons.
• Numerous themes, add-ons and extensions for both Chrome & Firefox.
DLNA: (ReadyMedia a.k.a. minidlna – Version 1.1.5_x86_64)
The primary purpose of this Pup is to act as preconfigured DLNA server. No setup of that feature is required for testing. The idea is that having gone through the usual quicksetup & network settings DLNA should work OOTB. Following setup, just reboot and then head off to the TV to test whether or not it works with your particular TV make & model.
In this version the first (boot) partition on the stick too small to house additional media. It does contain two test videos. (.mp4/.mov) The intention is that having tested that it works with your TV; you then switch over to your main media repository which may be on any accessible drive or partition including another USB stick.
At the bottom of the Utility menu is an option “Change DLNA Repository”. When selected, it will first display the UUID of your current repository which OOTB will be that of the first partition on the stick. It then displays a list of all available UUIDs and guides you through the simple process of changing it.
Notes on Kodi:
The following add-ons are included: Apple iTunes Trailers + iPlayer WWW + Nasa
N/B, In Kodi the backslash key is used to toggle between full screen & windowed mode.
A single press of the "Pause" key will invoke a simple macro to launch Kodi and then whatever item has been placed at the top of the Kodi favourites menu. O.O.T.B. the streamed BBC News TV channel - 720p is at the top. (A VPN will probably be needed for BBC access outside the U.K.)
A single press of the "Scroll" key will invoke another macro to launch Kodi and then whatever item has been placed at the bottom of the Kodi favourites menu. O.O.T.B. the BBC2 TV channel - 720p is at the bottom.
What items are placed on that menu and their order within it are selectable in Kodi via its right click menus. For smooth reception of 720p streamed TV a minimum bandwidth of 10Mbps is recommended.
Using an 8GB stick:
An 8GB may be used if and only if its true capacity is not a single byte less than 7,998,799,872 bytes. To test the true capacity of any 8GB stick that you possess use the following command substituting the drive letter for x # fdisk -l /dev/sdx If it does not meet this requirement you must use a larger stick. You may opt to use a larger stick at the outset if you intend to create a media repository partition in the free unused space.
More detail here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107368